Benefit of Using Journal 24×7 for Pet Sitting Visit Reports

The flexibility of the Journal 24×7 mobile journal application, via a “custom journal type,” can be beneficial to a wide array of small businesses to perform repetitive “book-keeping” activities with a mobile workforce. One type of business that can quickly gain value from a customized journal type is a pet sitting or dog walking service. Most clients that subscribe to a pet sitting service value a timely visit status report from the provider after a completed visit. Many pet sitting and pet walking services leave a handwritten note, which unfortunately can cause anxiety with pet owners because they don’t know what transpired during a pet sitting visit until they return home. Some petting services rely on text messages to provide updates – but unfortunately, this comes up short with many pet owners because the updates lack the level of detail most pet owners would like to see. One alternative for a pet sitting service is using the Journal 24×7 Android application to log and share specific information about a pet sitting visit, with a greater level of depth, flexibility, and consistency of the information recorded.

 

Journal 24×7 Is Easily Customized to Log and Share Pet Sitting Visit Status to Clients

There are several benefits a pet sitting service can gain when using the Journal 24×7 mobile journal application to capture and share a visit log of a pet sitting session. First, the structured data recorded in a visit report can be easily customized to align with information relevant to services a pet sitting business provides. For example, some dog walking services provide additional services like taking in the mail or watering the plants. Via a customized, and easily created or modified, journal type, by any user of the Journal 24×7 application, a pet

sitting business can ensure that all relevant recorded visit information is shared with the pet owner when appropriate. Second, the Journal 24×7 application provides powerful data logging (or form “field”) features that help make the task of writing visit reports very efficient for the staff of the pet sitting service. For example, journals can be customized to have specific “auto-fill” lists that can be pre-populated with repetitive or business oriented information like client names, pet names, pet food items, etc. When auto-fill lists are in place with this type of information – the time required to enter a client visit report is reduced significantly. And finally, the ability of the Journal 24×7 application to “share” a journal entry with others via eMail provides a convenient way for a pet sitting service team member to quickly share timely updates about a home visit with the pet owners.

 

Example Custom Journal for Pet Sitting Service Client Report

 

Custom Journal Type for Pet Sitting Service

Custom Journal Type for Pet Sitting Service

There are multiple considerations a pet sitting service might want to customize and record in a Journal 24×7 site visit journal entry. For example, a visit report might include things like an overall visit summary, the pet(s) visited  (selected from an auto-fill list),  the exercise activities performed with the pet (also selected from an autofill list), and the length of time spent exercising. And – Journal 24×7 can capture the most important thing every pet owner wants to know – did they go? To build this custom journal requires choosing the most appropriate journal fields, and the order of the fields in the journal type. The image attached to this article shows a snapshot of a custom journal that would provide for the capture of this information.

 

Pet Sitting Services Can Utilize Journal 24×7 Free of Charge

Example Journal Entry For Pet Sitting Service

Example Journal Entry For Pet Sitting Service

The makers of the Journal 24×7 mobile journal application are always looking to work with small businesses to explore solving unique problems of collecting structured data from a mobile workforce. Pet sitting businesses that are interested in using Journal 24×7 to collect and share pet visit reports with clients can download and try the free version of Journal 24×7 available on Google Play. Pet sitting services that are interested in using Journal 24×7 to record and share trip visits across a team of pet sitters can contact us using our feedback form to learn how the application can be used to synchronize and share information across multiple mobile devices.